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Bonaire

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Bonaire is an island in the Caribbean Sea owned by the Netherlands. It is site of the Bonaire EcoSwim.

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  • The Bonaire EcoSwim is an open water swimming competition that is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.
    • Location: Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire in the Netherland Antilles, 50 miles north of Venezuela, 30 miles from Curacao and 86 miles east of Aruba, outside of the hurricane belt
    • Course: start and finish at Captain Don's Habitat dock, along the coast of Bonaire. Water stops are available for the 5 km and 10 km races
    • Distance: Kid’s pier-to-pier swim, 1 km (with and without fins), 2 km x 2-person relay, 3 km (with and without fins), 5 km, 10 km swims
    • Date: December
    • Description: Swim over pristine coral reefs amid beautiful marine life in crystal-clear warm waters
    • Additional Information: Scuba Diving Magazine (January 2008 issue) rated Bonaire #1 as the world’s Top Dive Destination and Top Marine Life
    • Website: Bonaire EcoSwim
  • Deaxo Croes swam a 20 km training swim from Bonaire to Curaçao on 1 December 2020 as he plans to swim an unprecedented 54 km crossing from Bonaire to Curaçao in 2021.

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